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Messed up DPI of modern UI on one monitor

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    Messed up DPI of modern UI on one monitor


    Just installed Windows 8.1. Both my monitors have a resolution of 1920 X 1080. Both have DPI set accordingly. My right hand monitor is fine, my left is fine when running the desktop and desktop apps. However, whenever I run an app on the second screen, it seems to be larger than normal (zoomed in). I think this is a DPI issue, and Ive tried tweaking the registry but to no avail. I have all the latest drivers. The start menu only displays 4 rows, yet when i move the resolution down to around 1600, it shows 5 rows. Weird.

    Need help!



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    Hello Alex,

    You might double check to see if DPI is set properly for the Modern UI (Metro) screens for the size of your monitors to see if that may be the issue.

    DPI - Change for Modern UI in Windows 8

    Hope this helps.
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    It says it doesn't work with Windows 8.1? Plus one of my monitors is fine, so if I change the DPI in the registry it will make the second normal, but the right will now be a lot smaller?
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